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Nurses, the backbone of healthcare, typically have to deal with serious levels of burnout – the Covid-19 pandemic has made the problem that much worse.

In San Antonio, a nurse driving home after working on frontlines against Covid-19 killed by a suspected drunken driver on Christmas Eve. Here is the report.

A nurse on his way home from work was killed in a crash Christmas Eve with a wrong-way driver San Antonio police believe was intoxicated. The 33-year old nurse died in one of two deadly crashes police said were caused by a 26-year-old driver.

According to police, the driver was going Westbound in the Eastbound lanes of Southeast Loop 410 early Thursday morning. According to police, the driver first caused a driver to drive underneath an 18-wheeler trailer, killing the driver. That driver has not been identified.

The driver, police said, continued to drive the wrong way down the highway, causing two more crashes — the last involving the nurse. Police said the driver hit the nurse’s truck head-on, causing it to roll over and land in a median.

The driver and his passenger were able to get out of the car before it caught fire. Authorities said he was taken to University Hospital, where the nurse worked as a nurse and was booked on two charges of intoxication manslaughter.

The nurse’s brother and sister-in-law said learning the circumstances surrounding his death has made it all the much harder to bear.

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If you are a Nurse in San Antonio who has been into any disciplinary issues before the Texas Board of Nursing, please contact San Antonio nurse attorney Yong J. An, call or text at 832 428 5679 or Mr. An has represented over 100 nurses before the Texas Board of Nursing since 2006. He had years of expertise in dealing with nurse cases such as negligence at work, medical malpractice, and even misconduct.